Arien vs. The World

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I just came back from a presentation of coding contest entries. The contest is organized by my company and pointed at us developers, as a way to get fresh ideas for our website and some R&D done about them. All the participants had such great ideas, it’s amazing what you can build around software. Big clap for everybody.

I had to present my own project, and whew, I was so nervous. However, I think it went well… I worked hard on my PowerPoint presentation and practiced what I wanted to say while writing it. I will always be a shy kitten, so probably didn’t talk loud enough and I stuttered here and there, but it’s done now, and I did my best. It’s a shame the application isn’t ready yet for the public, since I got some requests to see it. This weekend is going to be stressy, the live testing of all the applications starts Monday.

I kinda wish I had teamed with a designer (although Jaumet helped so much :D). Most of the apps looked fancy and flashy, compared to mine. But I tried to focus on the idea and what can be done with it, I hope it makes up for it, somehow. Also, learning a new programming language and a new framework (go go Django!) took most of the time dedicated to the project, and I think it’s better that way.

Oh well, will see who won this contest in a week from now. It will be hard for the judges, in my opinion all the apps were impressive. The price is a juicy MacBook Air or MacBook Pro! I’m not a fan of Apple, but I guess even I can’t say no to a free Mac 🙂

I like reading blogs, although I don’t really enjoy the “show off stuff to others” direction that many have taken, feels kind of dull to see the same method everywhere. But I must admit there are some useful and entertaining blogs out there. And when I come across something interesting, I find myself thinking, “I wish I had a blog to share this awesome thing”. Sigh.

Writing a blog, uff… I have had this account for so long I can’t even remember. But I kind of refused to join the masses of blogs used to forward other’s posts (with little own original content), just like I refuse to forward Powerpoint spam mails whenever I receive one. But with time I’ve come to the conclusion that blogs aren’t evil and the world is too cool to remain silent about it. Hence the post title.

I don’t really expect anyone to read this blog, since it won’t have anything special. Just my thoughts about totally random stuff that I like. But if you land here for whatever the reason, welcome! I’m Arien, this is my blog and I hope you have a nice time around here 🙂


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